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Educational Materials!  Yay!

Here is a link to cool stuff for educators (and kids, too!)

Click here for a link to some cool activity pages related to the Good Knight!

I did not create these, but aren't they awesome?

Thank you Pennsylvania Center for the Book!

Have fun!

Also, here is a  discussion guide for The Seven Tales of Trinket.

Discussion Guide for
By Shelley Moore Thomas

This teacher resource is aligned with the Common Core Standards for Language Arts for grades 3-8.
1. Feather the Gypsy Princess tells Trinket the difference between “foreseeing the future” and “creating your own future.”  How do you feel about Feather’s view?  Do you agree with her or not?  Why? (CCS Craft and Structure, 6)
2. Along the way, Trinket and Thomas meet many unusual creatures (selkies, banshees, pookas, ghosts, faeries).  Which of these do you think is the strangest?  Why? (CCS Key Ideas and Details, 3)
3. The characters of Thomas and Trinket both possess many strengths and weaknesses.  What is Trinket’s biggest strength?  Her biggest weakness?  What are the strengths and weaknesses of Thomas?  How do the characters complement each other?    (CCS Key Ideas and Details, 3)
4. How is the setting and the mood different in the stories “The Faerie Queen and the Gold Coin,” and “A Pig-Boy, a Ghost, and a Pooka?”   How does the mood influence the plot of these stories? (CCS Key Ideas and Details, 3)
5.  In “The Storyteller and the Truth,” there is a change in the narration style.  How does this impact the story?  Why do you think the author chose to make this change? (CCS Craft and Structure, 6)
6.  There are several themes that thread through THE SEVEN TALES OF TRINKET.  Choose one main idea of the story and give examples to support your view.  (CCS Key Ideas and Details, 2)

7. “The Storyteller and the Truth” ends with two endings.  Which do you think Trinket chose?  Why? (CCS Key Ideas and Details, 1)